Ultimately resulting in her death. In Margaret Atwood’s short story, she asserts that being discriminated and isolated causes the narrator to have deep mental issues that lead to signs of depression through the protagonist’s unorthodox way of accepting her fate without any hesitation to prevent her life being taken away. In this story, the narrator has been lead to believe that she has no part in her community. Throughout her life, she has been isolated by her entire town even by those who she called family.
Zora uses a metaphor, “a rut in the road,” to stress how detached Janie feels. Janie has been forced for several years to keep her mouth shut and look pretty. It has become a part of her and isolated her from other people making her feel as if she is nothing. As a final point, Zora Neale Hurston’s moral of her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is never let anyone silence your voice.
During this single conversation with Father Flynn Sister James both that “It’s not for me to be convinced, one way or the other” and “Oh, I don’t know what to believe” (Shanley 1031). These two simple statement by Sister James illustrate how she is practically a personification of doubt throughout the entire play doubting one thing after another from start to
The only things that seem to bring her any pleasure is her interactions with her daughter Kate and her aimless driving along long stretches of freeway. This driving can be seen as a symptom of her nihilistic view of life as they represent the pointlessness that she views as her life. Maria’s life in her perspective has ceased to have any point or meaning, except for her daughter. The problem with that Kate being Maria’s sole focus and reason for existing is that Kate is more of a concept then a reality. Kate is in an institution for some unknown reason, and throughout the book there is no indication that Kate is going to ever be released.
She is stuck in her own past, never truly different from her childhood. As a teacher, she finds herself bent to the will of children, for she is “no disciplinarian”(9). During her flashbacks, reveal the same silent disposition and passiveness to “the impertinence of children”(8), such as Ralph’s pushing and questioning about the lose chicks, to which Naomi (as a young child) “[does] not answer”(72). Even at thirty-six years of
(STEWE-3) When Najmah 's mother and Habib die from the bomb, she develops a temporary muteness, which affects her throughout most of the book, "I turn Habib over. He is lifeless, his small body heavy and still. She does not try to talk to me, and I am grateful. What can anyone say to me now?"
O-lan's most defining characteristic is her silence. She doesn't talk, she just does things. Wang Lung describes her like this: "[S]he never talked, this woman, except for the brief necessities of life. Wang Lung, watching her move steadily and slowly about the rooms on her big feet, watching secretly the stolid, square face, the unexpressed, half-fearful look of her eyes, made nothing of her" (2.16). Just like that description says, people ignore O-lan because she's silent.
Morrison implies Pecola’s condition of lacking spiritual space by inserting bits and pieces of the “Dick-and-Jane” story at the end of each section of the novel without using any kind of punctuation. The lack of punctuation indicates the dissolve of spiritual space, and the disability to access the spiritual realm makes it impossible for Pecola to have the power of spirits to support her in staying strong and surviving the perils of oppression (Zauditu-Selassie
Fawcett observes that even before the loss of Lavinia’s tongue, her language captures her father’s rhetoric through any thoughts of her language: When we look back on the first two acts, her silence after her mutilation appears to be a development, an increase in eloquence, rather than a stopping or reversal. In the early acts she is not given many words with which to create herself, and these are echoic or censorious… From the words on the page one can feel a kind of disengagement in Lavinia, a refusal of any kind of dramatic interchange, a deliberate muteness… (266). After the mutilation, Lavinia discovers yet another language that interconnects on to the word around her.
She didn’t have anyone to vent to or make her feel more important. She had to suffer through her life taunting experience alone. With no friends to help her through this tough time she felt it hard to persevere and thus found herself slip into depression. Little did Melinda know that all she had to do was fight through and eventually when she moved onto sophomore year she will finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Melinda is not the only one who went through hardships, so did Reavun in The Chosen.
Likewise in ‘Million Dollar Baby’ the scene at the very beginning Maggie asks Frankie to train her and he declares that he does not train girls and that "Tough ain 't enough." and walks away. Maggie is left behind in a scene that is very dull, not lit with very much light. That scene is metaphorical for her being left in obscurity without any direction. I noticed the shadows under her eyes. It’s important to see into an actor 's eyes since the eyes are the windows to the soul.
In the novel, Obasan, the protagonist, Naomi Nakane is introduced as a confused, hopeless, and fragile character, whose life is surround by silence. “Listening and listening to silent earth and the silent sky as I have done all my life” (288). In Naomi 's whole life, she strives to find the answers to questions about her family, and specifically her mother, who has a great impact on Naomi, and her life. However, no one shows any kind of response to Naomi’s endeavour to find the truths. The continuous silence leads Naomi to feel heavy with worries and frustrations, eventually it influences her to become who she is now; confused, hopeless, and fragile.
She is isolated in a room, with no one to talk to, no outlet. Her husband, John, makes her stop working, and does not allow her any creative form of expression. He believes he is helping, but as a result of the treatment- and I use the term treatment loosely- she only gets worse. She is stuck inside of her own mind, forced to just sit alone and think.
It is evident that the narrator is frequently alone with her thoughts. Her husband, John, “is away all day, and even some nights” (42), and Jennie, who takes care of her, leaves her to be alone and does the housework. This isolation caused her mental health to deteriorate. A dangerous effect of the complete isolation the narrator experienced is obsession. The narrator was told to do nothing, except sleep.